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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should interior painting cost per square foot?

You can expect a 12x12-foot average room with 8-foot ceilings to cost $100 to paint, while a 16x16-foot room with 9-foot ceilings could cost around $175. 

To calculate the cost of interior painting per square foot, measure the square footage of wall space and ceiling space of your room. From this, you can estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the wall space and compare it to these figures. You can also ask interior painters near you to provide an estimate before you hire them.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted.

Painters may provide you with savings if you opt to paint your entire home rather than just having one room or an accent wall painted. For example, the average house painting cost for an 8x12 room with 8-foot ceilings is roughly $200, when contractor-grade paint is used. Painting ceilings, baseboards and frames can also affect cost. Pros may charge per linear foot to smooth and paint baseboards.

In one area, pros might charge 50 cents per linear foot to paint baseboards, while pros in another part of the country could charge $1.50 per linear foot for the same task. Painters may charge flat rates for painting door and window frames, with one charging $20-$25 and another $60 per door. Geography and regional costs to do business play a major role in the cost of interior painting. The same painter in a rural region has less to pay in taxes, transportation, insurance and overhead than they would in a major city like New York.

How much do interior painters charge per hour?

You can expect to pay $50 per hour for interior painting. This price will change depending on a number of factors and may range between $30 and $160 per hour. Some factors include the height of the rooms, the complexity of the painting and more.

For an accurate cost estimate, request quotes from local painters and contractors.

How much do painters cost?

The national average cost to hire an interior painter ranges between $200-$2,700. Interior painters can tackle everything from complete color makeovers in each of your rooms to touching up an accent wall to painting pieces of furniture. The square footage and complexity of the project, along with the materials needed, are the main factors that will affect cost. Other factors include whether you supply the paint yourself or want the painter to do so, whether you move the furniture and do the prep work or ask them to do it, and whether any repair work is needed on the walls.

Painting the ceiling and the trim will also have an effect on cost. The type of paint you choose can also raise or lower your house painting cost. A gallon of paint may range from $20 to over $100, depending on quality and brand. Ask your painter if they charge per hour or per square foot, and how much you can save by doing prep work (moving furniture, etc.) yourself.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Melbourne interior painters
Verda N.
Aaron and the team did an AMAZING job on our interior paint job. We made a last minute decision to paint before our furniture arrives and they responded & scheduled us quickly. The end result is superb and they’re very reasonably priced!
A-Z Property Group FLA-Z Property Group FL
N. C.
Dan did a very nice interior paint job to the house. He is a person of integrity. He was always on time and responded quickly to my text, as well as flexible to meet the need. Thanks Dan!
Sandhill CraftsmanSandhill Craftsman
Elbert S.
It was a pleasure working with Martin. Him and his crew did a wonderful job painting the interior of the house and doing some minor work on the outside. I would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
All American Builders & PaintingAll American Builders & Painting
Lynn P.
Mike and his crew did an awesome job painting the interior of my house. No detail too small and no detail overlooked. They went above and beyond just painting. My new lights and fans were installed and repairs made. Brian and Brian showed up on time and were so professional. I will use Putnam again and will refer to family and friends.
Putnam Painting & Pressure WashingPutnam Painting & Pressure Washing
Thumbtack Customer
I am thrilled with the interior paint job Felipe did! He was hard working, professional & pleasant. My walls, doors & trim look fabulous. He did everything we agreed on at a fair price. I highly recommend FW Home Improvement.
FW Home ImprovementFW Home Improvement
Sarah J.
James did a great job painting the interior of my home and installing baseboard and ceiling fans. He was very thorough and made sure you liked everything before he was done. He was very communicative and I would absolutely use him again!
Global M LLCGlobal M LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mike Bowes was an exceptional professional that went beyond the call to complete a complete home interior paint including ceilings crown molding walls in a record two days. He accommodated our special needs using paint friendly to a pulmonary patient. We would recommend Mike without reservation. He did what he said, when he said he would do it.
Putnam Painting & Pressure WashingPutnam Painting & Pressure Washing
Thumbtack Customer
We recently moved to Florida and our new home needed a lot of TLC. Mike and his fantastic crew, Chris, Brian, and Matt, made our home beautiful! They painted a 3500 square foot interior which included 18 foot cathedral ceilings. The trim work and doors were expertly painted with high-gloss white and the walls were finished with a beautiful satin gloss. All A/C ceiling vents were removed, cleaned and painted before replacing -- again this was on 18 foot ceilings! They texture coated the walls on two large bedrooms, hallway, and bath with 10 foot ceilings, fixed the crown molding, installed shoe molding, and installed new ceiling fans in the bedrooms. This crew installed new vanities with sinks, lighting, bi-fold doors, hung mirrors, and new toilets in two bathrooms. They hung four chandeliers that required expert care and attention -- all beautiful!! They painted the outside pool patio ceiling, hung a new exterior ceiling fan and two outside pendant lights. I cannot recommend Mike and his crew at Putnam Painting enough! They were prompt to arrive at the worksite every morning and stayed until the required work was done at the end of the day. They were extremely conscientious in keeping the work site clean and were professional and courteous in our home. Their attention to detail and pride of work was excellent. I am so glad that I hired Mike and his crew at Putnam Painting and have no hesitation in giving them an OUTSTANDING review for a job well done! Thanks Mike, Chris, Brian, and Matt!
Putnam Painting & Pressure WashingPutnam Painting & Pressure Washing
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